Five more favorites from the 2013 desk calendar:

  • November 2 – “Many things cause pain which would cause pleasure if you regarded their advantages.” Baltasar Gracian, 17th century Spanish writer
  • August 20 – “No great thing is created suddenly.” Epictetus, ancient Greek philosopher
  • May 16 – “He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.” Edmund Burke, 18th-century English statesman
  • December 24 – “Never get to fascinated by the extraordinary that you miss the ordinary.” Magdalen Nabb, English novelist
  • January 21 – “Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.” Martin Luther King Jr.
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